Full Time

Formulation Scientist 2

Posted 1 month ago
Application ends: June 29, 2023
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Job Description

For certain roles at at this client, assignment is contingent upon the Employer of Record’s receipt of sufficient proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (meaning two weeks have passed after the last injection of Pfizer/Moderna or two weeks after receipt of the J&J). In some locations, testing for COVID-19 may be available and/or required. Requests for accommodation will be considered pursuant to applicable law. CorTech is seeking to hire a Formulation Scientist 2 for our client in Research Triangle Park, NC Benefits Available Weekly Pay $50.00/Hour Client Technologies and Innovation seeks a scientist to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary Innovation team that is developing medical technologies and solutions with an initial focus on interventional medical devices. This position will be responsible for the assessment, development, and testing of new technologies for a range of medical devices, including drug-device combination products. The candidate is expected to design and execute experiments aimed at developing formulations for enabling controlled release of drugs/proteins, and improving our understanding of the drug-material-tissue interactions impacting the performance of medical devices. Specific expertise is sought in the areas of formulation development using soft matter (polymers, colloids, etc.), materials structure-property elucidation, and controlled delivery of drugs or proteins. The incumbent will carry out experimental studies relating to drug/device combination technology within the Interventional Innovation R&D team at Client Technologies and Innovation (Client). Specifically, the candidate will provide expertise in drug formulation and delivery technologies, soft materials characterization, and drug-biomaterials-tissue interactions. They will work with project team members to plan and execute technical assessments of coatings for medical devices and drug delivery technologies/products. Additional areas for technical assessment may be included as well, for example biocompatible implants and materials for use in surgical procedures. They will be responsible for the execution of technical work and communication of results to various stakeholders. Additional responsibilities include investigating and resolving technical problems and managing different workstreams to meet program objectives and timelines. The candidate will author/review SOPs, test/project reports, and other documents as required to execute studies in the laboratory. The incumbent is expected to work closely with other R&D project team members and support functions, contribute intellectual property, create experimental designs/test methods, and analyze experimental data. They will work with project team leadership to help ensure a smooth transition of projects from the Innovation phase to product development. The candidate should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, ability to proactively identify and resolve experimental challenges, and a strong desire to gain experience in developing medical technologies. The candidate should be able to plan and conduct scientific experiments, and effectively analyze, interpret, and present experimental results while collaborating with team members from a variety of backgrounds. The candidate should also be able to adapt to changing requirements that can arise in a dynamic work environment and will be expected to contribute intellectually to areas not directly related to his or her field. Requirements • Formulation development using polymeric materials, micro/nanoparticles, colloids, etc. • Structure-property characterization of soft materials • Hands-on experience using analytical instrumentation and materials characterization tools (e.g., rheometer, spectroscopic methods, DSC, GPC, etc.) and interpreting resultant data • Ability to design, execute, and appropriately document experiments • Good written and verbal technical communication skills • Ability to effectively interpret and present scientific results Desired skills • Working knowledge of drug delivery principles, ADME, PK/PD and drug elution studies • Experience developing controlled delivery methods for drugs/other small molecules/proteins • Design of functional polymeric materials • Experience in basic synthetic chemistry (small molecules or polymer synthesis) • Willingness to work occasionally with biological specimens (e.g. blood) for lab scale testing Education: Graduate degree or equivalent work experience in the fields of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or related scientific discipline. Prior work experience in a medical device R&D organization is a plus. BD04123JD